CDFW Requests Nominees for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program’s Scientific Advisory Committee

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White seabass. photo courtesy PIER

Update – The deadline for submitting a letter of interest and CV for a position on the OREHP Scientific Advisory Committee has been extended to Nov. 30, 2021.

The The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is requesting nominations for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC is mandated by the California Legislature to advise CDFW’s Director and the Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel regarding program activities. The SAC’s goal is to help ensure scientific integrity and transparency in science-based decision making. Continue reading “CDFW Requests Nominees for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program’s Scientific Advisory Committee”

CDFW Seeks Nominees for Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel

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White seabass
photo courtesy HSWRI

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is soliciting nominations for the Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel (OREAP). The OREAP is a legislatively mandated advisory body that advises CDFW’s Director in establishing policy and direction, including the expenditure of fee revenue, for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program. The purpose of the program is to determine if hatchery-released Continue reading “CDFW Seeks Nominees for Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel”

Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program Town Hall Report Now Available

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One of three OREHP town hall meetings held in June 2018. Port of San Diego Administration Building, San Diego, CA.
photo courtesy of CASG

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the Results of the 2018 Town Hall Meetings for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP). Continue reading “Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program Town Hall Report Now Available”

Public Input Requested to Guide the Future of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program

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Juvenile White Seabass in a pen
HSWRI photo

California Sea Grant recently submitted a final independent scientific evaluation of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The evaluation team concluded that the OREHP has made groundbreaking progress in developing hatchery-rearing and enhancement practices and systems for marine species. However, it has not substantially increased the abundance of White Seabass, with a less than one percent contribution to the wild White Seabass fishery over the last 30 years. Continue reading “Public Input Requested to Guide the Future of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program”

Discussing the Future of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program

OREHP town hall meetingsThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting interested members of the public to a discussion of the evaluation results and the future of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP). Continue reading “Discussing the Future of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program”